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Charlottetown, PE – Drivers Ron Matheson and Gilles Barrieau tied at the top of the standings and were crowned co-winners of the 2014 Driver’s Championship presented by PEISHOA Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau got the ball rolling with Woodmere No Fool for trainer-owner Garth Cole of Kensington in the opening leg and continued to stay near the top of the board throughout the eight race competition on the strength of three second place finishes and a third. Matheson was consistently picking up points on the day and started to climb up the leader board with back to back second place scores and then nailed the closing leg aboard Van Zant for his co-owner Tom Clark of Charlottetown. The victory gave Matheson 10 more points while Barrieau placed 7th giving him only 4 points in the closer leaving them tied at 62. The PEISHOA had a special ceremony when they retired the EF Acorn memorial trophy and dedicated a new trophy to the top drivers of the annual championship in honor of the late Paul MacDonald. MacDonald won the top driver award on several occasions throughout his career and held the record for most wins in a single season for 24 years. Members of the MacDonald family were trackside for the Barrieau and Matheson presentation. Marc Campbell put in a great effort posting four winners in the contest but was unable to capitalize after suffering a few disappointing finishes. The former driving champ tied in the runner up spot with Corey MacPherson with 55 points. MacPherson rallied with a couple of seconds and thirds to stay in the hunt. Campbell and MacPherson were presented with the hardware by the Hon. Ron MacKinley, minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development. The other participants included Jason Hughes (50), Mark Bradley (48), Terry Gallant (43), Vince Poulton (41). Bradley was placed into the championship after a miscalculation by the PEISHOA.  Bradley was content to sit on the sidelines but Gary Chappell, who was originally scheduled to race, insisted Bradley be able to compete. In other action, Howmacs Missy gave Campbell five on the program when they crossed the wire first in the afternoon finale. The filly is owned by Howmac Farms, North Wiltshire and Wade Peconi, Stanchel. Earl Watts is the trainer. Honeymoonisover (Bradley) and JK Queen (Walter Cheverie) won their trot assignments. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association presents their annual driver’s challenge Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The competition takes place in races 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12 on the 13-dash card with a 1 pm first race post time for the Horseperson’s Day card. The eight races will pit top dash winning drivers Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson against top percentage drivers with over 75 starts Ron Matheson and Mark Bradley and top percentage drivers with 40 to 75 starts Terry Gallant and Vincent Poulton. Competitors are based on statistics from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31 in Charlottetown and all competing drivers must be association members. Barrieau captured the E.F. Acorn trophy for having the most points and winning the 2013 edition. The top pace on the card is in race 12 for a $1,600 purse in the final race of the driving championship. Cambest Kisser is the morning line favorite from post 4 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owners Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The class-dropper will face top competitors Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) and Blue Meadow Willie (Vincent Poulton). The top trot class on the card is in race 8 with the Emmett and Albert Bernard Memorial for a $1,350 purse. Osprey Strike will look for a repeat of last week’s victory in this class for owner-trainer-driver Paul Larabee of Belle River. The six-year-old son of Striking Sahbra will line up in post 6 against tough trotters Pleasure Girls (Ron Gass) and Oceanview Kate (Hughes). Race 2 has the Alphonse Pineau Memorial for $1,150 with Dunmore Chance the favorite from post 3 for driver Jack Panting and owner-trainer Ralph Annear of Montague. The Black River three-year-old was a winner last start in this class but must face class dropping Open trotter Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) with post 1. Horse Person’s Day also features second chance draws with uncashed pari-mutuel tickets being converted to ballots for Red Shores vouchers, turkeys and merchandise. Top trotters go Sunday at Charlottetown The top trotters on the East Coast will do battle in race 4 on the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores Charlottetown. The first race gets underway at 1 pm on the 14-dash card. Open trot champion Zip The Lip is absent in this week’s $1,850 trot class leaving the door open for last week’s runn-up, Caliban Hanover, to pick up the pieces for trainer-driver Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. The six-horse-field also includes Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Warawee Nuke (Kuri White), Diamond Mine (MacPherson) and Abundaspin (Steven Shepherd). Race analyst Les MacIsaac puts his faith in Saulsbrook Balance to land in the CDP winner’s circle. “This classy veteran has a good chance at securing the lead and we all know how tough he can be when that's the case,” MacIsaac said of Saulsbrook Balance. “If Willie Murphy gets him there, and can steal a fraction, it could be all over.” Race 7 has the Fillies and Mares Open pace for a $2,250 pot with heavy favorite For All We Know assigned post 6 in the field of half a dozen. Chappell will drive the hulking mare for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield. The field also includes Bunny Mach (Hughes), A Fiesty X Ample (Mark Bradley), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Fleurje (Brian MacPhee) and JK Special (Walter Cheverie). A field of nine tough overnight pacers lines up in race 13 for a $2,100 purse and Carnivore installed as the early favorite from post 1 for driver Arsenault, trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farm of Kensington. The eight-year-old son of Real Desire was a winner last week at the same level and faces top entries Narragansett (Hughes), The Big Bite (Thane Arsenault) and Rash B Havior (Cheverie) this time around. The field also includes Oh To Be Me (Chappell), Forever Paradise (Campbell), Shock The Rock (MacPherson), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) and Mcjestic (Mike McGuigan). Follow all the action online at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oaks, for Red Shores

New Brunswick's harness driver Gilles Barrieau, who leads the nation in driving percentage once again this week with a .408 driving average, takes part in a driver's competition this Saturday at Red Shores in Charlottetown, P.E.I.   Barrieau will be among the leading drivers from this season in the driving challenge. He will also be seeking his 100th driving win of the season as he goes into Saturday afternoon with ninety-seven wins.   He has over 3,900 career winners, $ 7.2-million in career earnings, and has won awards at a national level including the prestigious O'Brien award of horsemanship.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB    

Charlottetown, PE – The third annual Drive for Charity was made official on Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Drivers and their business partners teamed up to raise money for local charities. Here are the official totals: Driver, Business, Charity and Money Raised Mike Stevenson – Clarke Nissan – Oak Acres Children’s Camp - $1,050 Corey MacPherson – D&D Lawn Care & Landscaping – PEI Humane Society - $1,000 Jason Hughes – Daniel R Ross Ltd – Camp Gencheff - $1,500 Mark Bradley – Long Run Exploration – Hillsborough Hospital - $1,000 Marc Campbell – Ocean 100 – Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award - $1,000 Gilles Barrieau – Metro Building Supplies – PEI Special Olympics - $1,000 Gary Chappell – The Dunne Group – Habitat for Humanity - $1,000 Brodie MacPhee – MacRae’s Backhoe & Trucking – IWK - $1,000 Brian MacPhee – KKP – Easter Seals - $1,000 Ken Murphy – Rodd Hotels & Resorts – Hospice PEI - $800 Kenny Arsenault – Syntrak Print & Graphic Design – Hospice PEI - $1,175 Ron Matheson – MacQuarrie’s Meats – PEI Family Violence Prevention Services - $1,000 Walter Cheverie – Red Shores – Sadie’s Place - $1,625 Total money raised: $14,150 by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

It seems unfair that when a horse reaches mandatory retirement age of fourteen, some still have some racing left in them.   This Saturday afternoon, the owners of Rakland Fine Line will officially retire the pacer from racing competition after a solid racing career in the Maritimes with just a few starts in Ontario.   By Gothic Dream out of the Cam Fella mare Cams Fine Line, he was purchased as a yearling by the Ultimate Stables for just $ 7000. In his career, he has earnings of over $ 104,000 and has recorded seventy-three wins going into his last race.   Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway will be his 374th career start. He has averaged over $ 280.00 per start in his career, mostly in the Maritimes. He took his lifetime mark of 1:56.1 at age six at Exhibition Park Raceway.   Although he remains winless in 2014, he has four seconds into his final race this Saturday. He will enjoy a well deserved retirement after this at Ultimate Acres farm just outside Moncton.   We know it will be a sad day for Dawn Hubbard and Sifroi Melanson but we would like to thank them for this his retirement cooler and celebration of this little horses final race in the place he took his record.   Another interesting note from this Saturday's program at Exhibition Park Raceway is that two horses on the card share a unique story going into the program.   Only two horses in New Brunswick have entered and raced in all cards that have been held in the province in 2014.   One other commonality is that both horses have a huge fan following and loved by their owners.   Those two horses are Skippy and Magical Alex. Both pacers have raced in every race card in the province including starts in Saint John, Fredericton and Woodstock.   Skippy, owned by Harold DeFazio, a dedicated owner with his wife Sandra will make their 24th start in New Brunswick with the handsome son of Camluck. In those starts, he has only missed one cheque all season long.   He has averaged almost $ 225.00 per start this season and his fastest win came at Fredericton Raceway in 1:58 for Mark Haig in 2014. Special mention to caretaker Luke Armstrong who has done a great job looking after the pacer.   Magical Alex has also raced at every opportunity this season for owner Bob MacNeil of Saint John. He is in the same barn as Skippy and also has a huge fan following. MacNeil's children Kate & Alex can be heard every race day cheering the horse on the backstretch.   Purchased in 2008 for a bargain price of $ 1100, the pacer has gone on to win forty-one races going into Saturday's card and lifetime earnings of over $ 44,000. He sports a lifetime speed badge of 1:56.2 taken this past summer during Old Home Week in P.E.I.   Both horses are again entered to go at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John and kudos to the connections of both pacers for their support of racing in New Brunswick and best of luck on Saturday!   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Fresh off her win on Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend in P.E.I, four-year-old pacing mare Ramblinglily will take on four male rivals in Saturday's top-class at Exhibition Park Raceway.   Winning her last three, wins including a 1:57 win at Red Shores, the mare will have to overcome the outside post-five in Saturday's $ 1500 top-class. She will be looking to surpass $ 20,000 on the year.   Allan Jones will pilot the mare for co-owner Norm Leger. American Island will leave from post-one for Gilles Barrieau with Magical Alex lining up in the number three position.   Rounding out the feature are Wave That Banner and J Rs Hurricane. Post time is set for 2:00 P.M on Saturday with a total of seven races presented by Horse Racing New Brunswick.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The best of Atlantic Canadian racing came to play Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park with the Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals taking the spotlight. Tyne Valley scored the first blow in the $9,000 two-year-old trot final, sponsored by Meridian Farms. Driver Mike Stevenson sent the William Roloson trainee right down the road from post 5 laying down front-end fractions of 32, 1:04 and 1:35.1 before hitting the wire on top by three-quarters-of-a-length over Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and JK Blaze (Walter Cheverie). Tyne Valley is owned by Scott and William Roloson of Belfast and Kristi Pickering of Charlottetown. Seanchai overpowered the three-year-old trot final for driver Jason Hughes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. BJ Comanche (Clare MacDonald) was used hard from post 8, clearing to the front through the 30.1 first quarter before laying down a 1:01.3 half-mile and a 1:32.4 three-quarters with Seanchai advancing first over before kicking clear in the stretch for a 2:04 victory by four lengths over Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) and JK Hustler (Cheverie). The $22,000 two-year-old pacing fillies final saw Woodmere Dancenart convert a second-over trip into a Breeder's Crown victory in 2:00.1 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and Nova Scotia owners Morah Kerr of Greenfield and Phonsie MacEachern of Port Hood. Dusty Lane Bria (Kenny Arsenault) did all the road work, laying down the pace in 29.1, 1:00 and 1:30.1 before giving way in a hard fought stretch drive. Woodmere Articblue (Marc Campbell) was second with Jann Down (Gilles Barrieau) third. Dixieland Band landed Barrieau in the winner's circle in the two-year-old pacing colt final along with trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Charlottetown. Dixieland Band used the rail to control the race, releasing Proven Desire (Campbell) to the lead in the 29 second opening quarter before retaking the front and not looking back with a 59 second half-mile, three-quarters in 1:29.1 and a quarter-length score in 1:58.3. Proven Desire finished second with George (MacDonald) third. Elm Grove Inarush made her final East Coast start a winning one in the $22,000 three-year-old pacing filly final for owners Eddy Doucette, Blaine Thibeau, Grant Mann and Gordon Macleod, all of Kensington. Doucette does the training while Mark Bradley was in the driver's seat to send the filly to the lead with leisurely fractions of 28.2, 59.1, 1:28.3 and a 1:58.1 mile time over Fleurje (Hughes) and Saulsbrook Alana (Campbell). The $22,000 three-year-old colt final saw Arties Magic victorious in 1:59 for driver Todd Trites, trainer Earl Watts and owners Clive Balderston of Moncton, N.B., and Windemere Farms of Hampshire. Heavy-post-time favorite Rancousy (Darren Crowe) set up the fractions, using rail control, of 27.3, 57.4 and 1:27.3 then gave way in the stretch with Arties Magic rallying from second-over to win, Hollywoodgigolo (Steveson) finishing second and Just A Professor (MacDonald) in third. D Gs Camme won the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown invitational by 11-lengths in a blistering 1:53 over Astor (Hughes) and Mach Wheel (Crowe). D Gs Camme is trained by Jackie Matheson for Charlottetown owners Ron Matheson, Tom Clark and Quentin and Hal Bevan. The win was the second part of a driving double for Barrieau. Campbell had four driving wins on the 14-dash card. The Saturday afternoon card saw the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown pacing consolations with Elm Grove Joanette (Arsenault) winning the two-year-old filly division in 2:00, Bngs Express (Dan Romo) in 2:00.4 in the two-year-old colt split, Outrageous Spirit (Barrieau) in 1:57.4 in the three-year-old filly consolation, and Woodmere Rondevous (Stevenson) taking the three-year-old colt race in 1:57.3. Live racing returns Thursday night at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 7 pm start time. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The very best in Atlantic Canadian harness racing are coming to play this weekend at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park for the Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals and consolations. The action will be carried live on the Bell-Aliant Race Day show at www.redshores.ca Saturday afternoon features the four pacing consolations with a 1 pm post time for the 13-dash card. The first $5,000 consolation lines up in race 6 with the two-year-old filly pacers, followed by the two-year-old pacing colts in race 8, the three-year-old fillies in race 10 and the three-year-old colts in race 12. The Open trot lines up in race 5 with race favorite Zip The Lip leaving from post 5 in the compact five-horse field for driver Brian MacPhee, and co-owner and trainer Don Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary. He will face top competitors Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). The Sunday afternoon championship program kicks off at 1 pm with six Breeder's Crown finals on a 14-dash card. Race 2 has the $9,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final for two-year-old trotters, sponsored by Meridian Farms. Tyne Valley is the favorite in the eight-horse-field over top entries Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Windemere Ty (Jack Panting). Tyne Valley will have the services of Mike Stevenson for co-owner and trainer William Roloson and co-owners Scott Roloson of Belfast and Kristi Pickering of Charlottetown. The three-year-old trotters will do battle in their Breeder's Crown final sponsored by Meridian Farms in race 5 on the program as race favorite Seanchai is shouldered with post 7 for driver Jason Hughes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. The three-year-old son of Northern Bailey will put a two-race-win-streak on the line against Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant) and Dunmore Chance (Panting). The two-year-old filly pacers line up in race 7 in a $22,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final and it promises to be a hard fought battle as the division has been trading blows all season. Jann Down is the morning line favorite from post 3 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Stephen Mason and owner Downey Stables of Quispamsis, N.B. She will face other divisional leaders Three Pink Bows (Walter Cheverie), Dusty Lane Bria (Arsenault) and Woodmere Dancenart (Clare MacDonald). Race 9 has the Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old pacing colt final and Barrieau has the favorite again, this time off the rail. The New Brunswick reinsman will guide Dixieland Band from post 1 for trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe, and Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie, both of Stratford. His top competition will come from Proven Desire (Marc Campbell) and Camco Titan (Arsenault). The most interesting division has unquestionably been the three-year-old filly pacers and they will put $22,000 on the line in race 11 as Elm Grove Inarush will attempt to accomplish what just slipped out of her grasp in her two-year-old season: being crowned Atlantic Sires Stakes champion. Saulsbrook Alana defeated her that October day in 2013 but the tables have turned, as Elm Grove Inarush has post 4 and is riding a three-race win streak for driver Mark Bradley and Kensington connections of trainer and co-owner Eddy Doucette, Grant Mann, Blaine Thibeau and Gordon MacLeod. She will face some tough company with Saulsbrook Alana (Campbell) from post 7, Pictonian Sareta (Stevenson) from post 8 and Fleurje (Hughes), riding a five-race win streak, from post 6. The final Breeder's Crown final of the day has three-year-old pacing colts vying for top honours and a $22,000 purse in race 13. The draw was kind to Rancousy as he has rail control and a four-race win streak on the line for trainer-driver Darren Crowe and owner Donald Charles Smith of Brookside, N.S. The three-year-old son of Western Paradise will battle seven rivals including Mr Vaive (Bernard McCallum) and Just A Professor (MacDonald). The top pacing mares go head-to-head in race 12 in the Open Mares Invitational while the best free-for-allers on the East Coast, including D Gs Camme and All Turain, compete for $5,000 in the race 14 finale. For the complete list of entries, top picks or the weekend events with Atlantic Breeders Crown go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes

Saint John harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau is once again a leader amongst all drivers in the entire country in driving average so far this season.   Barrieau, a winner of the 2005 O'Brien Award of Horsemanship in Canada, sits second among all drivers in the country this week with a .408 driving average for the 2014 racing season.   This season, the New Brunswick driver has won over $ 260,000 in purse money, has eighty-eight wins and leads tracks in Summerside and Charlottetown in percentage.   Barrieau is closing in on 4000 wins lifetime and over $ 7-million in purse money earned. He hails from Dieppe, N.B and has represented the country at the World Driving Championship.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB  

Summerside, PE - Elm Grove Inarush marked a new chapter in the history books when the three-year-old filly established a new track record of 1:55.1 Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Competing in a division of the Lady Slipper gold, driver Mark Bradley wasted no time putting the stakes super-star on the point setting fractions of 29, 58.2, 1:26.4 before blasting home to secure the record setting performance in 28.2 seconds for a four and half length score. Pictonian Sareta was second with I C Anastro third. Elm Grove Inarush, dubbed the queen of Kensington, posted her third win in a row for 11victories from 16 starts this season. Trainer Eddy Doucette co-owns the track record holder with Blaine Thibeau, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann. Fleurje pushed her winning streak to five in a row claiming the second Lady Slipper gold in a flashy 1:58 flat. Jason Hughes did the driving for trainer Nicholas Oakes and Buntainwood Farm, Brackley Beach. The breeder is William Roloson, Belfast. Driver Gilles Barrieau enjoyed a big day on the Island taking both Joe O'Brien gold divisions with Tobins Fusion for Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Crapaud, Daniel Ross, Belfast and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB while his other stable star Settlement Request mapped a fourth length victory for Alfred Barrieau, Dieppe and Michael Clinton, Saint John, NB. The Lady Slipper grassroots divisional winners went to Landed Alien for Barrieau, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Darlene Compton, Bell River. Willow Warrior gave Bradley another stakes honor for owner Alby Curran, Vernon Bridge and trainer Brendon Curran while Howmac Missy was presented with the winning cooler for Howmac Farms Ltd, North Wilthire and Wade Peconi, Stanchel. The filly was trained by Earl Watts and driven by Marc Campbell. The Joe O'Brien grassroots winners were JK Hall with Walter Cheverie driving for owner-trainer Joe Smallwood, Stratford and Dusty Lane Diego with owner-trainer-driver Gary Chappell. The legendary Prince County Oval also played host to the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares final presented by Standardbred Canada. Ramblinglily wired the field to in the $16,520 championship for trainer Allan Jones, Riverview, NB and his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB. Campbell was in the bike for mole of 1:56.3 which included on the fastest closing quarters of year clocked at 27 seconds flat. Standardbred Canada chairman Kent Oakes was trackside for the presentation. The Garth Schurman memorial was won by Smart Barney and Kenny Arsenault in 2:00.2. Devon Wallace of Alberton owns and trains the pacer. Barrieau and Campbell had driving triples on the afternoon while Kenny Arsenault, Mark Bradley and Walter Cheverie each made two trips to the winner's circle. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The two-year colt and filly pacers in the Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien stakes headlined a 13 dash race program Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Three Pink Bows pulled off an upset in a division of the Lady Slipper gold knocking off favorite Dusty Lane Bria (Kenny Arsenault) in deep stretch to win in 1:59.4 which was a new race record for the filly. Danny Romo did the driving for trainer-breeder Doug Rankin and owners Tanya Tremblett, Sydney Mines, NS and Stevi Jardine, George's River, NS. Woodmere Dancenart was third. Jann Down notched her 7th win of the season and third in a row in the second Lady Slipper gold split for driver Gilles Barrieau and the Downey Stables of Quispamsis, N.B. Other winners in the Lady Slipper grassroots went to Sweetwater Rayane for Jack Panting and owner-breeder Linda Austin, Mount Stewart and Navajo Moe with driver Mark Bradley for owners Calvin Baglole, Bedeque, Shawn Baglole, Victoria West and breeder James Pound, Hunter River. All Hail, under the command of Walter Cheverie, found racing room in the stretch to capture a division of Joe O'Brien gold for two-year-old colts. Cheverie did the driving for owners Riley Farms, Kensington and Lloyd Hannah, Summerside. The breeder is William and Brian Andrew. The second O'Brien gold went to Dixieland Band for Marc Campbell. The colt, bred by William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta, recorded his fourth consecutive victory for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Kevin MacLean is the trainer. The Joe O'Brien grassroots divisional winners were R ES Reese for driver Mike Stevenson, owners Daniel Crouse, Ontario and Amy Crouse, Lower Kingsclear, NB and breeder Robert Connelly. Elm Grove Jepson also took top honors for Campbell and the ownership group of Andrea Rennison, Ryder Mathew Renneson and Cathy Benedict, NS. The breeder is Robert Gordon, Elmsdale. In other action, DBS Rosco and Mike Stevenson captured the evening's feature in a dazzling 1:57 flat. The four-year-old son of Santanna Blue Chip laid down fractions of 27.3, 57.3 and 1:27.3 to score his sixth victory of the season. The winner is co-owned by trainer Wendell Shaw, Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland, Summerside. Every Day, with Brian Andrew driving, won the Martin MacDougall memorial. Campbell posted a hat-trick on the card. Stevenson had a driving double. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The fall series is here with the Joe O'Brien Memorial Stakes and the Lady Slipper Stakes on center stage at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday at 6pm and Red Shores Summerside Sunday at 1pm. The action will be carried live at www.redshores.ca The Saturday card features the two-year colt and filly pacers with one of the emerging headlines coming in the Lady Slipper gold division in race 6 when Dusty Lane Bria, owned by Kenny Wilkie, Stratford and Larry Chappell, Marshfield, takes on Three Pink Bows (Danny Romo) and Woodmere Dancenart (Clare MacDonald). The filly, who has been established as the morning line favorite in $11,700 showdown, just missed her fourth win in a row at Northside Downs. Kenny Arsenault will handle the daughter of Ameripan Gigolo-Briannas Attitude from post 2. Miss Oromocto, Ubettown and The Good Wife complete the field. Jann Down, owned by the Downey Stables, NB, is favored to win the second Lady Slipper gold in race 8 for Gilles Barrieau. Swift Taylor (Mike Stevenson) and Party Rockin (Romo) are also triactor candidates. Bossy Brilla, owned by Wade Peconi, Stanchel, and Lyndale Jenn trained by veteran Terry Affleck, will attempt top honors in their respective grassroots divisions. The two year-old colts compete in two gold divisions for $10,800 each in the Joe O'Brien memorial. Dixieland Band takes a three race winning streak into race 12 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. The colt took a new lifetime mark of 1:58.1 with the margin of victory charted in a comfortable four lengths in his last start. The other gold O'Brien split has Camco Titan as the bettor's choice for trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms- Harris Johnston, John Howatt and Roger Burns. This colt has won half of his starts this season and banked $22,549 in earnings. Mayhem Man, who is coming off a convincing victory at Summerside last week for the Jay Noye stable, and R Es Reese (Mike Stevenson) are the morning line favorites in their respective O'Brien grassroots divisions. For the entries in this stakes filled card go to www.redshores.ca Lady Slipper Stake at Summerside Summerside, PE - Elm Grove Inarush has a big cheering section and they will be out in full force Sunday when the three-year-old filly attempts gold in the Lady Slipper stake at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. The daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee has 10 victories from 15 starts for trainer Eddy Doucette and driver Mark Bradley. The filly rallied from outside post 7 at Truro to win in 1:57.1 over Saulsbrook Alana. They will meet again Sunday along with Lovingeveryminute. This is one of the most anticipated showdowns in stakes action this season. The starter will call to the field in $12,300 contest in race 8. Doucette will be a member of a special guest panel during the Atlantic Breeders Crown banquet on Saturday, October 11 at the Howard Johnston Dutch Inn. The glamour boys hit the track in two Joe O'Brien gold splits in races 6 and 10. Woodmere Rondevous has been basically unstoppable as he rides a four race win streak into his division for driver Mike Stevenson and trainer Anthony Stymest. Arties Magic (Todd Trites) will try to knock the favorite from post 2. The colt, co-owned by Windemere Farms and Clive Balderston, has been putting up some solid numbers with seven scores from 12 starts this season. The other $11,000 split has Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) up against Settlement Request, J PS Warrior, Just a Professor, JJ Laser and Hurrah. In other action, Stayoutofmyaffair is listed as the one to catch in the $16,520 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares final. Jason Hughes will do the driving for his brother Robi from post 2. The mare takes on two Jackie Matheson trainees General Luckypercy (Gilles Barrieau) and For All We Know (Gary Chappell) in the rich final. Hughes, who had a career day with five winners last week at Summerside, also sends out Bunny Mach (Kenny Arsenault) from post 8. Here is the field in post- position order. Veronicavermillion (pp1), Stayoutofmyaffair(pp2), Mircleonthehudson (pp3), Ramblinglily (pp4), General Luckpercy (pp5), Brodys Leona (pp6), For All We Know (pp7), Bunny Mach (pp8), Prynne Hanover (pp9). The card will also feature the Garth Schurman memorial in race 3 with Strident Hanover trained by Kuri White for owner Emily MacPhee listed as the one to beat. For complete listing of entries, Jared's picks or live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Mother nature provided a picture perfect autumn day on Saturday in Saint John as Horse Racing New Brunswick presented a seven dash program.   With the ideal conditions, one of New Brunswick's top overnight pacers toured the half-mile oval in a sizzling 1:58 mile for catch-driver Gilles Barriedau. J Rs Hurricane moved into double digit wins with his 10th of the season.   Barrieau set sail early on the lead for owner Jean Charles Belliveau, Scoudouc, N.B and carved out fractions of 29, 59.1, 1:28.3 with a final panel of :29.2 to score by an even ten-lengths.   It was the second win of the afternoon for Barrieau as he also drove veteran pacer Victory George to victory for owner Jeff Lewis.   Skippy and Rose Valley finished in a dead-heat for second. J Rs Hurricane is a handsome son of the great Mach Three. Another New Brunswick owned pacer also was sharp on Saturday as four-year-old Ramblinglily and Allan Jones connected for a 1:59.2 win.   Racing will return to the Port City of New Brunswick on Saturday, October 4th at 2:00 P.M.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Horse Racing New Brunswick presents a live card of harness racing at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John on Saturday with post time at 2:00 P.M.   Seven races will be contested including the afternoon's featured event for a purse of $1500. Race seven will have a small field but a competive group of pacers.   Man In Pink will have the benefit of post-one for New Brunswick's leading driver in 2014, Mark Haig. He was a winner a few starts back in a seasons best mile of 1:56.3.   Rick Armstrong, a member of this year's Atlantic Breeders Crown family recognition from the province of New Brunswick will guide Coral Snake from post-two. He is co-owned with his son Luke.   ROF Peruvian High will score from three for Gilles Barrieau who sits second in driving average in the country. Ramblinglily who took a new mark of 1:56 at Red Shores recently will bust the gate from post four. Rounding out the field is American Captain who will have Mike Campbell steering from post five.   Post time goes at 2:00 P.M.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

The Atlantic Sires Stakes freshmen fillies put on an impressive show at Northside Downs on Saturday afternoon. Jann Down and driver Gilles Barrieau captured their $9740 'A' division event in 1:59 flat. The two-year-old pacing filly is owned by Downey Stables of Quispamsis, NB. Dusty Lane Bria and Kenny Arsenault were edged out by a nose to take second place, with Three Pink Bows and Mike Stevenson capturing third. The other 'A' division event on the afternoon card went to Swift Taylor and Mike Stevenson with the duo crossing the finish line in 2:00.4 for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce, Crapaud, PE, and Daniel Ross, Belfast, PE. Second place honours went to Casa Miasa and Bernard McCallum and third went to Ubettowin and Gilles Barrieau. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action returns to the North Sydney oval next Saturday when the two-year-old pacing colts meet for competition. Lynne MacLennan

A trio of the best free-for-all pacers the Maritimes have to offer will do battle on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. Post-time for the 13-dash harness racing card is 6 p.m. A winner of the Governor's Plate in a track record 1:53, The Premiers Pace in 1:52.2 and a runner up to Wazzup Wazzup in the Founders Cup, D Gs Camme returns to his hometown oval from Post 5 on Saturday. After not recieving an invite to the invitational race at Northside Downs on Saturday, trainer Jackie Matheson elected to find a start in the Perferred ranks in his own back yard. A dominat force on this year's invitational circuit he will pick up the driving services of Ron Matheson for the first time since early July when the dup teamed up for Matheson's 1, 000 lifetime victory. He co-owns with Hal and Quentin Bevan along with Tom Clark. D Gs Camme will have to do battle with a pair of Jason Hughes trainees. One of the leading trainers among wins in Canada, Hughes will send out the duo of Astor, from Post 6 for Foxyhall Racing and Red Rock from Post 8 for Donald, Bryan, Steven and Melissa MacRae. Hughes has elected to drive Astor, while Gary Chappell gets the call on Red Rock in the Race 12 feature. The Open Trot is also on tap Saturday night with the early headlines going to Zip The Lip and driver Brian MacPhee. A front end winner in the Open last week for owners Orville Willis and Donald Sweet in 2:01, the six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin will have to do battle from Post 3 against rail horse Frill Seeker amd the outside charge Pleaure Girls. The older pacing mares will line up in the Open in Race 7 with top-end mares For All We Know, Stayoutofmyaffiar and General Luckypercy set to do battle. Race 13 features the Hurrah 4 Island Charities, Hurrah has drawn Post 4 and is listed as the morning line choice as he tries to raise as much funds for this month's recipent, the Toys For Tots campaign. Colt looks to continue winning ways A mainland invader will look to invade Red Shores Summerside on Sunday to keep his winning streak alive. Post-time is 1 p.m. American Island has been perfect since making his way back to the maritimes and he will look to extend his streak to three when he scores from Post 2 in the Race 11 feature. New Brunswick based trainer, driver Gilles Barrieau will make the trek from Saint John to try and keep his streak alive for owners Wayne MacRae and Ian Smith. Fresh off an impressive 1:56.3 score in his last outting, American Island will have his hands full on Sunday. He will go up against former Maritime stakes champion Forever Paradise, who looks to get back to his winning ways. Taken out of the race by the stopped leader last start, Forever Paradise seen his back-to-back victories erased. He gets Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell in the bike from Post 3. The event also includes the ultra conaistant, iron tough, Blu Meadow Willie from Post 5 for driver Walter Cheverie. The card at Red Shores Summerside will also feature the P.E.I Matinee Finals. Four classes will duke it out for top honours in their respective divisions. The Matinee finals will be contested after Races 2, 4 and 6. Bo Ford

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